|No sex please, we're Bwitish!|
Accounts of penguins' unusual sexual activities (observed a century ago by one of Scott's polar team) are finally seeing the light of day.
Details including "sexual coercion", recorded by Dr George Levick, were considered so shocking that they were removed from official accounts! Now, scientists understand the biological reasons for the acts that Levick considered "depraved", and UK's Natural History Museum has published his papers unedited in the journal Polar Record. Brace yourself, Enid!
|Lotsa sex please, we're penguins!|
|Too much penguin sex is |
melting the Antarctic icecap
Douglas Russell, curator at the Natural History Museum: "It's full of accounts of sexual coercion, sexual and physical abuse of chicks, non-procreative sex, and finishes with an account of what he considers homosexual behaviour. Fascinating!"
Only two of the original 100 copies of Dr Levick's account survive.